Volusia-Brevard Local News

Central Florida Daily COVID-19 Update and ICU Availability

Oct 24, 2020 at 10:45 am by pj

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Statewide Daily Statistics    Total cases: 776,251 Total resident deaths: 16,417 Total resident hospitalizations: 48,127.... Read More

State Surgeon General Implements Additional Review Process for Fatalities Attributed to COVID-19

Oct 22, 2020 at 10:19 am by pj

Of the 95 fatalities reported to the state on October 21, 2020, 16 had at least a two-month separation between the time the individuals tested positive and passed away,.... Read More

Can Ordinary COVID Patients Get the Trump Treatment? It’s OK to Ask

Oct 20, 2020 at 03:17 pm by pj

  By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  When Terry Mutter woke up with a headache and sore muscles on a recent Wednesday, the competitive weightlifter ch.... Read More

Older COVID Patients Battle ‘Brain Fog,’ Weakness and Emotional Turmoil

Oct 20, 2020 at 03:11 pm by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News “Lord, give me back my memory.” For months, as Marilyn Walters has struggled to recover from COVID-19, she has.... Read More

UVA Health Squeezing Patients for Money

Oct 20, 2020 at 03:01 pm by pj

  By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News  Doris Hutchinson wanted to use money from the sale of her late mother’s house to help her grandchildren go to.... Read More

Nursing Homes Warn of Third Spike of COVID Cases Due to Community Spread

Oct 20, 2020 at 09:15 am by pj

  With COVID cases increasing in 38 states, industry leaders call on public health officials to ensure nursing homes have resources needed and for Congress to pass addit.... Read More

Majority of Voters Tilt Toward Biden as Health Issues Weigh Heavily

Oct 20, 2020 at 12:26 am by pj

  By Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News At least half of voters prefer former Vice President Joe Biden’s approach to health care over President Donald Tru.... Read More

Sleepless Nights, Hair Loss and Cracked Teeth: Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll

Oct 20, 2020 at 12:22 am by pj

  By Aneri Pattani, Kaiser Health News In late March, shortly after New York state closed nonessential businesses and asked people to stay home, Ashley Laderer beg.... Read More

Florida DOH Offers Free At-Home HIV Testing Kits

Oct 18, 2020 at 04:49 pm by pj

  The Area 7 HIV program of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County is now offering free at-home HIV testing kits to Central Florida.    Residents.... Read More

Healthcare Leaders to Imagine a Post-COVID Environment

Oct 18, 2020 at 04:44 pm by pj

  Thought-leaders representing critical health care sectors—hospitals, nursing, insurance providers, physician groups, and financial services—will share thei.... Read More

COVID Presents Opportunity to Improve Sonography Training to Better Serve Students and Patients 

Oct 17, 2020 at 11:03 pm by pj

Global pandemic highlights advanced technology for medical training     By KIMBERLY MAZILI  Even before COVID, hands-on sonography training was limited.... Read More

American Lung Association Invites Central Florida Schools to Join the Vape-Free Schools Initiative

Oct 17, 2020 at 08:50 pm by LungsOrlando

The American Lung Association announced the new Vape-Free Schools Initiative, a comprehensive program to help school administrators and educators address the surge of youth va.... Read More

HCA Healthcare Orlando Market Partners with Local Law Enforcement for Opioid Take Back Day on Oct. 24

Oct 16, 2020 at 11:40 am by Melissa

HCA Healthcare facilities in Central Florida are doing their part to “Crush the Crisis,” partnering with local law enforcement for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Admini.... Read More

Johnson & Johnson Temporarily Pauses its Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Clinical Trials

Oct 13, 2020 at 02:43 pm by pj

  At Johnson & Johnson, there is no greater priority than the safety and well being of the people we serve every day around the world. We are committed to.... Read More

New Physician Collaboration Aims to Accelerate Behavioral Health Integration

Oct 13, 2020 at 11:36 am by pj

Responding to limited access to mental health care in a time of acute psychological distress and trauma, a new physician collaboration has formed to promote the integrati.... Read More

Mental Health Association of Central Florida Appoints Marni Stahlman as New President/CEO

Oct 12, 2020 at 04:57 pm by pj

  The Mental Health Association of Central Florida, providing mental health services, support and information to Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, & Lake.... Read More

Bring Our Children Home

Oct 12, 2020 at 12:25 am by pj

    By JAN EDWARDS   Last month we talked about the realities of Human Trafficking right here in Central Florida. As shocking as it is, Florida is ranked 3r.... Read More

CMS Takes Action to Protect Integrity of COVID-19 Testing

Oct 11, 2020 at 06:01 pm by pj

Agency issues cease and desist letters to laboratories testing without appropriate certification The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking every action.... Read More

Stigma Against D.O.s had Been Dissipating Until Trump’s Doctor Took the Spotlight

Oct 11, 2020 at 05:47 pm by pj

  By Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News Dr. Katherine Pannel was initially thrilled to see President Donald Trump’s physician is a doctor of osteopathic medici.... Read More

Lifetime Experiences Help Older Adults Build Resilience to Pandemic Trauma

Oct 11, 2020 at 05:01 pm by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Older adults are especially vulnerable physically during the coronavirus pandemic. But they’re also notably resilient.... Read More